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Outdoor Recreation Center

It’s not all about the books.

Las Vegas, New Mexico is nestled into a unique geological landscape. It’s a setting created from ancient volcanic eruptions, whose legacy includes broad mountains, local hot springs and the open meadows that gave Las Vegas its Spanish name. No wonder there is so much to do when you need a break! photo of two paddle boaters

Photo of skiersThe Outdoor Recreation Center makes it easy for you to take advantage of all this. We provide the opportunities to explore – think snowboarding, hiking, and skiing trips – and we lend you all the equipment you need to make the most of it!

Campers can borrow essentials like two- to 10-person tents, camp chairs, cookstoves, backpacks, sleeping bags, and headlamps. Love the water? We’ll lend you anything from a fishing rod to a kayak. We also have mountain bikes and helmets for your use. All you have to do is return everything undamaged, and make plans for your next adventure off the pages.

Hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F

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Equipment Checkout list:

Camping

Tents: 2-person, 4-person and 10-person

2-burner cooking stove

Camping chairs

Sleeping bags

Hiking backpacks

Headlamp

Fishing rods

Tackle boxes

Water Sports

Paddle boards

Pedal boat

Kayaks

Life vests

Other Recreation Equipment

Mountain bikes

Helmets

Knocker balls

Horseshoe sets

Corn hole sets

Ladder ball sets

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How long can I rent it? – You can rent the equipment daily as well as for extended use, depending on the particular item. Contact the Center regarding specific items and availability.

Is all this free? – All the equipment is free to check out, unless returned damaged or non-repairable; then the student is responsible for certain fees that are outlined in the equipment rental agreement.

When are any Outdoor Recreation Sponsored Excursions? – Our sponsored events will be posted to the university web page as well as social media, global e-mails, and in your residence halls via flyers.

What happens if I lose it? – If you lose or damage any item you will be responsible for full payment or replacement of the item.

Can I work here? – The opportunities for student employment will be posted on the University’s student employment portal.

 


Equipment Damage Fee Structure

Tents:
Returned dirty $5-$40
Repairable tear in mosquito netting $10
Repairable tear in tent floor, body, or rain fly $15
Damage to zippers $10-$30
Small holes in tent floor, body, or rain fly $5
Lost or broken stake (each) $2
Broken pole section $7
Lost or broken pole set $40
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Stake bag $6
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Pole bag $7
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Tent bag $15
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Ground tarp $10
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Rain fly $40
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: 2-person tent $50
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: 4-person tent $90
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: 10-person tent $300
Sleeping Bags:
Returned dirty $5-$20
Broken zipper $25
Small rip, tear, or puncture (1 smaller than a dime) $10
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Stuff sack $10
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Summer bag $50
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: 3-season bag $50
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: 4-season bag $50
Sleeping pads:
Returned dirty $5-$10
Rip or hole $5-$20
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Ensolite pad $5
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Inflatable pad $5-$80
Stoves:
Returned Dirty $5-$20
Lost, stolen or non-repairable: 2-burner $80
Backpacks:
Returned dirty $5-$20
Repairable tear or hole in pack $10-$20
Repairable tear or hole in rain cover $5-$15
Broken zipper $20
Broken or missing buckle $3
Broken or missing strap $10
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Overnight pack $50
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Daypack $50
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Rain cover $20
Lanterns:
Equipment returned dirty $5
Broken or damaged globe $10
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable:
Lantern
$30
Headlamp $1
Coolers:
Equipment returned dirty or smelly $5-$10
Broken handle or lid hinge $5
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable $30
Camp Chair:
Equipment returned dirty $5
Torn or ripped bag $5
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable $15
Boating:
Equipment returned dirty $5-$40
Torn life vests $10
Broken or damaged rudder $30-$50
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Paddle/oar $14-$40
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Kayak $250
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Paddle board $400-$700
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Pedal boat $400
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Life vest $25
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Paddle leash $18
Fishing:
Equipment returned dirty $5-$10
Damaged rod $10
Damaged lures $3
Damaged tackle box $6
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Rod $20
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Lures $3(each)
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Damaged tackle box $12
Mountain Bikes:
Equipment returned dirty $5-$40
Damaged, scratched, or torn bike $5-$40
Flat or punctured tire $10
Bent rim $25-$50
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: $200-$400
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: $40
Outdoor Games:
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Horseshoe set $50
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Corn hole set $50
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Ladder ball set $50
Lost, stolen, or non-repairable: Knockerball $300
***Prices subject to change without notice***

 

The Outdoor Recreation Center Mission:

Providing experimental learning for its students through outdoor programming and the rental of outdoor equipment.

Introducing students to new areas of interests in the outdoors.

We are able to provide alternative leadership opportunities and encourage socially responsible life skills.

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